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Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter


This evening and for the last week I was having connection issues in my barracks room playing online over WiFi on my desktop. Customer support had me do a network reset and I rebooted.


Now all WiFi is down. Under network connections is shows that my Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC8260 is Enabled (and shows 5 green bars) but there is no internet. When conducting the troubleshooting it finds the issue "there might be a problem with the driver for the Wi-Fi adapter" not fixed.


under Issues found details it says "Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter. I attempted to download the driver at:



I ran this and completed the setup to upgrade to version with typical settings. No luck.

Any help would be much appreciated. 

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Hi Ktsharpe,

Please provide more details on the PC. Are you using a VPN adapter (VPN software)? Are you using something like Hyper-V, VMware or VirtualBox? And what version of Windows are you using?



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